The fate of the rectal stump after subtotal colectomy for ulcerative colitis

@article{Oakley1985TheFO,
  title={The fate of the rectal stump after subtotal colectomy for ulcerative colitis},
  author={J. Oakley and I. Lavery and V. Fazio and D. Jagelman and F. Weakley and Kirk A Easley},
  journal={Diseases of the Colon & Rectum},
  year={1985},
  volume={28},
  pages={394-396}
}
  • J. Oakley, I. Lavery, +3 authors Kirk A Easley
  • Published 1985
  • Medicine
  • Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
  • In a retrospective review of 311 patients having subtotal colectomy for ulcerative colitis, information on the fate of the rectal stump was obtained in 288. Proctectomy was performed in 159 patients (55 percent); for persistent proctitis in 118 (41 percent), cancer prophylaxis in 37 (13 percent), and cancer in four (1.4 percent). One hundred twenty-two patients (42 percent) had ileorectal anastomoses. Eighty-four of these (69 percent) retained a functioning ileorectal anastomosis at the time of… CONTINUE READING
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